OakBend Medical Center completed the installation of the CT scanner at the Wharton hospital location. The machine will provide special X-ray tests that produce cross-sectional images of the body using x-rays and a computer. The CT scan images allow doctors to look inside the body much like one would look at the inside of a loaf of bread by slicing it. The CT scanner takes “pictures” of slices of the body so a doctor can see the specific area of interest. These types of scans are frequently used to evaluate the brain, neck, spine, chest, abdomen, pelvis and other specific areas of the body.
Renovations are being completed as the hospital awaits its final license. “Our Wharton Hospital Campus has been reviewed by the Architectural Review Group from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Initially, we were told by the manager of the review committee that we would be grandfathered in with the 1969 hospital licensing code. However, the on-site inspector would not accept the building as such and is now requiring that the building be coded to the 2012 standard. We project that this news will delay the opening of our Wharton campus by 4-6 weeks,” stated Joe Freudenberger, CEO of OakBend Medical Center. Thank you for your continued support in expanding our services to the Wharton community.”
As soon as all of the licenses have been received, OakBend will open its doors to the public.